Balancing Rock - (Granite Mountain)
Balancing Rock is located next to Granite Mountain, which is part of the McDowell Mountain Conservatory. From the parking lot where you will meet your guide at the Veranda / bathrooms. We will walk west for a little under 3 miles to one of the most incredible sights in the desert, a true masterpiece of Mother Nature!
In the summer it’s a real early morning hike, the chances of seeing a rattle snake are high. October through April chances are very low, so if you don’t want to see a snake, its best to stick to the busy trail’s. Total time 3.5 to 4 hours depending how many times you stop to take a photograph. We can also make it a longer hike coming back another way that also has some amazing Boulders. Total distance is 6 miles.
As usual your guide will meet you at the trail head wearing a backpack with yoga mats attached and holding an ASU Umbrella.
- 1 Person = $150
- 2 People = $200
- 3 People = $225
- 4 People = $250
- 5 People = $275
- 6 People = $300
- $25 for Each Additional Person
- Parking Cost: Free
- Difficulty: Moderate - (Should Be For Some One That Exercises Often)
- Hike Duration: 210 to 240 minutes
- Elevation: 2000 feet
- Directions: Take Loop 101 to Pima Road, Exit 36.
- Go north on Pima Road 7 miles to Dynamite Blvd.
- Turn right and go east on Dynamite 8 miles to 136th.
- Turn left and go north on 136th, 2 miles to Granite Mountain Trailhead.
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